Convergent Thoughts: Writer’s Block

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For the past three hours, I have been on an Amtrak train headed out to St.Louis to spend some needed and well deserved time with family. Also, for the past three hours I have been writing a post for EdReach that keeps morphing, changing, and weaving back and forth between two similar, but distinctly separate topics. For someone who works to write in a focused manner it is frustrating to say the … [Read more...]

Internet For The Rest of Us

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Yesterday, I took a drive out to my new home in Lanark, IL. It is an area where there are many unpaved roads, roads that travel at odd angles, and friendly people who wave as they pass each other on the drive. I really love everything about the new area I am moving. Well, almost everything. While getting my utilities setup, I realized that the local cable company, Mediacom, would not service … [Read more...]

Using iDevices in the Classroom: A Live Event [Archived]

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  Update: Thanks to everyone for dropping in on this session. Our wired internet went out on us here at the conference, so we were forced to stream from the Wifi, which, you know, had like 8000 other people using it. So the archived session is a little choppy, but digestible. EdReach will be using our new tool Vivu.tv, to broadcast a Birds of a Feather presentation from ISTE: Using … [Read more...]

Mobile Reach #7 – Home Alone from ISTE

Home Alone.* It's not fun, but Chad, Tammy & David step into the role of Kevin McCallister who've been left behind by Mom Judi & Dad Scott who are at the ISTE conference taking place in Philadelphia. We share some resources from ISTE we've been following virtually this week.  Also on tap are some "true" Mobile Learning resources, discussion around a new Android tablet, talk about some apps … [Read more...]

Day 3: ISTE Liveblog- Silicon Valley Finds its Way to ISTE

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Monday, some of our EdReach contributors (myself included) hung around on the vendor floor, looking for innovative products and ideas that might take education forward. We found some passionate coders in Desmos.com, also had a great conversation with Class.io, a simple, cloud-based LMS, that integrates with Google Apps (also a startup- based out of New York). Edmodo.com, the "Facebook of … [Read more...]

TechCrunch Disrupt comes to ISTE [Desmos.com]

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Could this be a sign of great things to come? Walking the vendor floor at ISTE, we're finally starting to see cool Ed apps and tools from the TechCrunch world arrive in the Education world. Desmos.com, a very interesting startup, who attended TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, showed off their online, interactive graphing calculator. Here's what we saw from these talented coders. … [Read more...]

Day 2: ISTE Liveblog from EdReach

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Well, the keynote from yesterday was not quite what we expected (getting booted, and all), but the ScribbleLive blog, we've found is a great way to view the #ISTE11 hashtag, with some added components for sharing like webcam comments. As you can see, it's clean and updates smoothly. It also adds images that people are posting directly into the stream. Today, we'll be tweeting out and sharing, but, … [Read more...]

Day 1: ISTE Liveblog from EdReach

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EdReach will  be liveblogging each day of ISTE. Today, ISTE kicks off with a keynote from Brain Rules author, Dr. John Medina. We'll be sharing our liveblog, adding pictures, tweeting, and adding to the discussion of taking education forward. Check back on this page, for the Liveblog stream. Let's engage, and feel free to comment! … [Read more...]